Severe Child Poverty in the UK

One out of every ten children in the UK is living in severe poverty. A total of 1.4 million children have an income well below the government’s poverty line and lack basic necessities that most people in the UK take for granted.

Policy-makers say that the first step to changing something is to measure it. Yet the government does not currently measure severe poverty. Save the Children argues that the government must focus its efforts on these children.

Following previous research on Britain’s Poorest Children, this latest study adds a further dimension to our understanding of severe poverty, using a new measure that combines household income with recent data on other indicators of deprivation.

Published 2018-05-18

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2007
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Child Poverty
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Child poverty

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Publication year
2007
Format
pdf, 58p.
Rights
© The Save the Children Fund 2007
Our thematic areas
Child Poverty
Keywords
Child poverty